Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wyoming
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wyoming Staff Member


Alyson Courtemanch

Alyson Courtemanch

Phone: (307) 766 - 6415
Email: acourtem@uwyo.edu
Personal website

Biography

Alyson Courtemanch is currently an M.S. student in the Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming.

Research Interest

Aly grew up in central Maine and graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies. While at St. Lawrence, she studied abroad for a semester in Kenya and returned a year later to conduct independent research for her senior thesis on land cover change after livestock exclusion on a Maasai group ranch. After finishing college, Aly took an internship studying agoutis and palm seed dispersal on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, and then worked for several years around Jackson Hole, Wyoming for Grand Teton National Park and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department on bison, black bears, elk, raptors, and sage grouse. For the past 3 years, Aly has been coordinating the Teton Bighorn Sheep Project in collaboration with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, and Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests. This project encompasses her two main interests: large mammal research and management and the human dimension of wildlife conservation, both of which she would like to continue to pursue in her future career. She also developed a blog for the project that aims to provide information to the public about project goals and progress. Aly also helped conduct an analysis examining bighorn sheep translocation in Devil's Canyon, Wyoming in collaboration with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and our research group. In her free time, Aly enjoys Nordic skiing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, traveling, and making a wicked blueberry pie.

Project Completion Date
Teton Bighorn Sheep Project 2012-12-31
Technical Publications Publication Date
Kauffman, M.J., Courtemanch, A.B., and A.B. Rutledge. 2009. Resource selection and group association of translocated bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in north-central Wyoming: does source herd matter? Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. University of Wyoming. 2009-04-30
2012 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2012-12-31
2011 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2011-12-31
2010 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2010-12-31
2009 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2009-03-31
2008 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2008-12-31
2007 Annual Report - Teton Bighorn Sheep Project | Download 2007-12-31